Sunday 9 April 2023


 Posted from 'High Noon bells' onwards, Easter Sunday 9th April 2023


Before the match we heeded to Kew Gardens for a few 'liquid lubrications' in a couple of bars near the train station!

Which begs the question, which letter of the alphabet sounds the same with 4 different spellings?  Answer iz the letter 'Q'   ie; Right on 'Q', a QUEUE, a snooker CUE and KEW Gardens! (Yet another peeece of useless information from The Geordie Times!)

On the way to the groond there were match stewards holding direction signs to the away end, az it's a maze to get tee, hidden behind  blocks of flats and factories and can't even be seen from a 100 yards away on the main road!

(For those of yoo under the age of 55 'My Boy Lollipop' woz a number one hit song in the 1960s by Millie!

(She's probably dead and buried by now!?)

This woz a game with so many twists and turns, its hard to get them aall in!

The sequence of events woz az follows (deep breath!):

8th minute: After havin' most of the play, former Toon player Ivan Toney scores for Brentfaad, but after a lengthy VAR review the goal iz disallowed for offside, az the Toon fans celebrate this!

27th minute: It haz been aall Brentfaad and The Bees get a stonewaall penalty when Botman scythes doon Schade in the box!

Ivan Toney who haz a 100% penalty record with Brentfaad takes it, but its weak and The Pope in the Toon goal dives to hiz left and saves it, much to the relief of the 1,700 plus diehard fans in the corner behind that goal!

41st minute: Anothaa penalty iz conceded by us, when Isak iz adjudged to have fouled Henry, when gannin for a 50/50 baall!

45+1 minute: After one of the most lengthy VAR checks in history, the ref gans to the monitor and decides that it iz indeed a penalty! (Oh no it wasn't!

Again Toney takes it, but this time The Pope iz unable to stop the shot, despite divin the reet way! 1-0 to 'The Bees Knees' (Brentfaad's nickname iz 'The Bees'---get it?)  NUFC havint had a shot on target---a 'half' to forget!

'Steady Eddie' changes things after the restart and brings on Wilson for Longstaff and Gordon for Murphy----a master stroke az we are a completely  different team, az we attack the goal at 'wor end'!

54th minute: NUFC equalise az Joelinton runs doon the wing and moves inside the penalty area near the byline---He shoots at a very tight angle and the baall gans into the net off the Brentfaad goalie!---game on!

61st minute: Callum Wilson taps the baall to 'Alexander the Great' near the edge of the box and he hits a rocket shot into the top corner of the net to send the Toon fans into extasy!

65th minute: Callum Wilson makes it 3-1 to us BUT after anothaa lengthy VAR check the goal iz ruled oot for hand baall!

We endue an onslaught near the end, but 'The Pope' makes a couple of brilliant saves to help us get the 3 valuable points, (It IZ Easter after aall!--The Pope--Jesus---get it?) which takes us back to 3rd top above Moan U, who won orlier on!

A hard won game---Brentfaad's forst home defeat since last September and NUFC's 5th win in a row!---"HAPPY EASTER!"

Attendance: 17,107 (1,730 very happy away fans!)


*Pub crawl pix to follow:   Just 2 new boozers this time! 

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